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Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 30 - May 1 2016

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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 30 - May 1 2016.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.

The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2016 race will be a qualifier for the 2017 Western States Endurance Run.



Registration for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is in process. We will take the first 400 registrants. Click the RunSignUp Logo to enter.

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November Announcements

1) 2016 Race Dates – The 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be held at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 30 – May 1. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile and 50 mile run. We do not offer any distances shorter than 50 miles, although pacers can run as little as one loop (16.67 miles).

2) 2016 Race Registration – Registration for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is now in process. The registration will be provided through RunSignUp:

3) Cap – The limit for the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be 400 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the overall size limits for the 100 mile and 50 mile fields, respectively. We’ll provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.

Please note that you can check the size of the field at any time by going to our registration link. It is your responsibility to register before we reach our cap. This past year, we were contacted by approximately 200 people that requested to enter the race after we had filled up in late January.

4) Waiting List – As soon as the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 400 runners we’ll implement a waiting list. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.

5) No Deferrals/No Refunds/No Transfers – There will be no deferrals, no refunds, and no transfers for any reason, including injury. However, we will allow runners to switch from the 50 miler to 100 miler, and vice versa, after you have signed up.

6) Western States – Please note that the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is a 2017 Western States qualifying race.

7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the 2016 Midwest Super Slam.

8) Buckles – In 2016, we’ll again provide sub-24 hour buckles, along with traditional buckles for runners that finish over 24 hours but less> than 30 hours. The 50 mile finishers (or 100 mile runners that complete at least 50 miles but not 100 miles in the allotted 30 hours) will receive a medal.

9) November - The Sunday morning training runs start at the Sand Lake beach parking lot at 9:00am EST. The group usually runs at least one loop (16.67 miles) but some runners go further than that distance and some less.

December - Effective, 12/5, we’ll switch the weekend training runs to Saturday morning at 9:00 am EST. Please note that the remaining weekend training runs until the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 (December – April) will be on Saturdays.

The weekend training runs are very popular and a good way for those considering/entering the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 to check out the course and train with several local ultra runners. We typically see ultra runners from all over the Midwest on our course during the fall/winter months.

10) November FA50K – Our 4th annual Black Friday FA50K is set for Friday, 11/27 at 9:00 am EST. This is our most popular FA50K and many Midwest runners participating in the 2016 Indiana Trail 100 will be there to run our course.

If you plan on attending, please click Join under the Black Friday FA50K event listing, as we want to get an understanding of how many people will run that day. This helps us provide the appropriate amount of aid station supplies. Please note that while we will provide aid station assistance at miles 4, 8.5, and 14, it is the runner’s responsibility to be self-supportive for portions of the run.

Conversely, if you previously clicked Join but now cannot attend, kindly cancel, so we can get an accurate assessment of how many runners will be there.

11) Volunteers – The Indiana Trail 100 is known for its volunteers. Let us know if you would like to join our team. For information on how you can participate as a volunteer please contact Jerry Diehl at

We’re currently looking for volunteers to assist with set up/tear down, registration, aid stations, shuttle van/drop bag logistics, manual scoring, and course sweeping. If any of those volunteer positions sound appealing and you wish to give back to the ultra running community please contact Jerry.

12) Scott Jurek – We’re pleased to announce that Scott Jurek will be the guest speaker at the Fort Wayne Track Club Banquet on 1/31/16. The Indiana Trail 100 will participate in the banquet weekend. We’ll provide more details at a later time but in the meantime please see the attached link on how you can attend the banquet.

13) Site Protocol – Our website and Facebook Forum/Event Page is specific to the Indiana Trail 100. Topics discussed include ultra running in general and the Indiana Trail 100 specifically.

We do not permit advertisements of non-ultra running events/sites, nor their sponsors. While we have great respect for those that compete in shorter distance running events or triathlons, our site does not focus on these types of events, nor do our runners. We will remove all material, links, etc., that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria.